Stephen Jackson



 

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STEPHEN JACKSON
#3 GUARD/FORWARD
Born: Apr 5, 1978 U.S
Height: 6-8 | Weight: 220 lbs

1997-2012 | Playoff | Photos | Videos

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Full name is Stephen Jesse Jackson … in August 2008, launched his charitable foundation, the Jack 1 Foundation, with a series of community outreach events in his hometown of Port Arthur, TX … the mission of the Jack 1 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to provide community initiatives focusing on youth development and empowerment regardless of economic status … as part of the foundation launch, also participated in the grand re-opening ceremony of the Stephen Jackson Academy of Art, Science and Technology in Port Arthur, which offers afterschool programs … the Stephen Jackson Academy was originally opened in 2006 and was re-opened in a new, expanded building that includes a large gymnasium in 2008 … in September 2008, the Jack 1 Foundation held a Feed The Children event at the Stephen Jackson Academy, in which Jackson and NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal joined forces to feed over 800 families in Port Arthur … received the NBA Community Assist Award for the month of March 2008, a month in which he participated in a Silence the Violence rally at Oakland Tech High School, teamed up with Grammy Award-winner John Legend to raise funds for the Show Me Campaign (Jackson personally donated $15,000), and participated in the groundbreaking for a basketball court renovation project … the court renovation, which Jackson sponsored, took place at the Omega Boy's Club in San Francisco and upon completion of the project was unveiled as the Stephen Jackson Basketball Court … in honor of Jackson's continued commitment to the community, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed April 12, 2008, as Stephen Jackson Day in the City of San Francisco … along with Southwest Airlines, hosted the Stephen Jackson Essay Contest during the 2007-08 season, in which a group of students from his hometown of Port Arthur flew to the Bay Area to meet Jackson and attend their first NBA game … speaks Spanish … lives by the words "keep God first and never give up" … favorite video games are Madden and NBA Live on XBox … when growing up, he used to wash dishes and bus tables in his grandfather's soul food restaurant in Port Arthur.


 
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